It Is Clear That ZANU PF Has Banned CCC - Coltart
A Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) official, David Coltart, says it is now clear that ZANU PF has banned the opposition party from holding meetings across the country.
This comes after police blocked several CCC rallies that were scheduled for this weekend in different parts of the country.
Posting on Twitter, Coltart said authorities use “every trick in the book” to block CCC from holdings meetings while those who attend private meetings are arrested. Wrote Coltart:
It’s abundantly clear that ZANU PF has banned the #CCC. Our structures have been applying to have meetings throughout #Zimbabwe and every trick in the book is used to prevent these meetings from taking place. Then when we have private meetings people are arrested.
Police recently blocked a CCC rally that was scheduled for the 11th of this month citing objections by some property owners.
In response to a CCC notification of its intentions to hold a rally at Rowa Grounds in Mutare, the Chief Superintendent (Supt) Regulating Authority ZRP Mutare Rural District, P. Mbira raised a number of issues.
Supt Mbira said CCC had failed to comply with the law and that the intended venue is also lined up for sporting activities by local football clubs who usually use the same venue.
Mbira also claimed that some property owners are against holding the rally at their doorsteps.
Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono said to date, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has used the police to ban 68 CCC rallies. Said Chin’ono:
These are the actions of a corrupt and incompetent ruling political party that knows it has no support in Zimbabwe and has no ideas. It is clear that it can only survive on rigging elections!